As a lithium polymer battery, the Solo Smart Battery requires specific handling practices to ensure safe operation and prevent accidents:
- Use caution when handling the Solo Smart Battery; there is a risk of fire if the battery is handled roughly enough to damage it.
- Never alter, puncture, throw, bend or impact the battery. Keep the battery away from liquids, fire, microwaves, and other hazardous or combustible materials.
- Don't expose the battery to extreme temperatures. The battery functions optimally when used within the range -4° F to 140° F; operating Solo at the extremes of this range can affect its performance. If the battery is hot to the touch, wait for it to cool before using or charging.
- Inspect the battery before and after each flight. It is possible for the battery to be damaged in shipping, use or charging.
If you notice any abnormal features such as damage to the exterior shell, swelling, deformation of the battery, abnormal smell, leakage, or other unexpected behavior, do not use the battery! These can be signs of serious damage that can cause the battery to catch fire or explode. In this case, do not use the battery again. Disconnect the battery, place the battery in a safe area outside of any buildings orvehicles and away from fire and flammable materials to prevent a hazard in case of fire or explosion.
For long-term storage, the battery will last longer if you store it between 64-82° F, between 45-85% relative humidity, and with 50% charge (rather than empty). Be sure to store the battery where it won't be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.